ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – World champion Lewis Hamilton broke his personal record for a season this season with a 11-th victory at the year-end Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Having already won the fifth F1 title, the British Mercedes driver defeated Ferrari Marina Sebastian Vettel on the Yas Marina circuit to secure his 73rd win. He signed a contract with Mercedes for at least two years and gave him the chance to find Michael Schumacher's F1 record of 91 GP earnings. Vettel didn't look like this in a race controlled by 52, the third player and rival of all time.
. I wanted to finish it high. The team has done an outstanding job all year round. Takım Hamilton is on the podium with a tattoo on his back.
& I would still rise behind me, eni wrote Hamilton, referring to the writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou's poem.
Hamilton showed his superiority under the pressure to defeat Vettel in the second place in general for the second straight year.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen came third in front of his team mate Daniel Ricciardo for a fifth straight podium.
Verstappen finished in fourth place behind Hamilton 's teammate Valtteri Bottas, behind Kimi Raikkonen, who retired early in his last race for Ferrari.
Verstappen and Ricciardo worked lightly to overcome Bottas, who finished fifth, and asked again about his ability to resist repression during a season when the Finnish driver did not win.
Senior Spanish pilot Fernando Alonso was 11th with McLaren in the last F1 race. Two times the F1 champion is following other race interests.
Bir It was an honor and privilege to be competing at the same time as him, Hamilton said Hamilton. "Sports will miss him, we'll miss him."
The competition took place after a spectacular battle in Lap 1, which included the French driver Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg, who were eventually sent to overcome obstacles. Hulkenberg didn't get hurt and he finally went out.
Grosjean has earned a reputation as one of F1's more reckless – or adventurous – drivers. Hulkenberg's Renault pinched the right rear tire of the rally, sloping upwards, slipping towards its back and sliding. When some of the fumes came out of the car, Hulkenberg, who gave a terrible voice, called to get his team up fast.
”I'm hanging here like a cow,“ he said. "There's a fire. There's a fire. "
A related Grosjean asked Hulkenberg's status on the radio. Steward did not take any action against Grosjean for not counting a race event.
. I felt so sorry for him, but there was nowhere I could go, Gros Grosjean said.
A few minutes later, Hulkenberg's Renault was on its way and the German driver came out without assistance. His car was lifted off the runway by a crane. The event took place for several rounds. The drivers were forced to stay behind a safety car until they returned to Lap 5 in the race.
Verstappen and Esteban Ocon once again made progress on the track, and two weeks ago, they continued their disputes with Brazil, where Verstappen was first on the line after being labeled by Ocon. This time, they avoided touching cars while fighting for space.
Raikkonen's race came to an end at Lap 6 when his car was out of power. The Finnish driver who joined Sauber next year returned to the garage.
With the half-waypoint in the upcoming 55-lap race, there was a rare sight as the rains fell short of the desert road. At this point, Ricciardo was about 5 seconds away from Hamilton and from the front, but hadn't changed the tires yet. Finally, there were 21 laps and Hamilton put Vettel and Bottas in the third place, but pushed behind Verstappen.
Once again, Bottas could not defend his position properly.
. He was very happy with the past because it was very important, Ver Verstappen said. “I had to pass. I really like this war. "
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Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly, Marcus Ericsson and Ocon in Sauber were all too late for the race.
At the same time he bid farewell to Red Bull from Ricciardo, who won two races after a tough season, including the Monaco GP, and retired on eight due to engine problems. He leaves to join Renault next year.
Dil He's such a great character, we'll miss him and wish him the very best for the future, iyor said Red Bull team manager Christian Horner. "It was the second most difficult half of the year, so it was very frustrating for him and the team."